Congratulations to the 2016 Rotman PhD Graduates

With the conclusion of 2016, the Rotman Institute would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of our graduate student members. This year a total of seven students successfully defended their doctoral theses. Their names, and the titles of their dissertations are listed below. Top row (left to [...]

2016-12-21T10:13:24+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Rotman News|

Navigating ethical dilemmas in healthcare: Interview with Kyoko Wada

by Cory E. Goldstein and Austin R. Horn Kyoko Wada joined the Rotman Institue this year as a postdoctoral fellow. She is a trained anesthesiologist with an MA in bioethics from Monash University, Australia and a PhD from Western University. She completed a bioethics research fellowship in the Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesia & Perioperative [...]

Rotman Institute Philosophical Photography Contest

What would ethical dilemmas look like, if you tried to depict them? How would you attempt to catch the relation between cause and effect on camera? Can the categorical imperative, an Aristotelian ‘tode ti’, or even mathematical intuition itself be photographed? Since the Rotman Institute was founded in 2008, we've collected an array of photos. [...]

2017-01-03T12:36:27+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Rotman News|

October Member News & Updates

Rotman members were busy during the month of October with new publications, conferences, book reviews, and more. News and updates are listed below in alphabetical order. Samantha Brennan presented the keynote address at the Atlantic Region Philosophers Association (ARPA) Annual Conference in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on October 21-22. The theme of this year's conference was [...]

2016-11-04T17:47:31+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Members, Rotman News|

Rotman Institute at the Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting 2016

Again this year, Rotman Institute faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and alumni are presenting on a number of topics at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA). The conference takes place from November 2 – 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond presenting papers, Institute members are also presenting research posters related [...]

Brian Leiter Updates Philosophy Department Rankings for Fall 2016

Every few years, the Philosophical Gourmet Report assesses philosophy departments around the world, as well as the various areas of philosophical specialization. In fall 2016, Brian Leiter (who along with Berit Brogaard, edits the report) did a less formal update to these rankings based on faculty changes since the publication of the most recent report [...]

2016-10-18T10:06:44+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Rotman News|

September Member News & Updates

As the month of September ends, we have officially welcomed the start of fall and two additional postdoctoral fellows to the institute. Please join us in welcoming Mike Cuffaro and Kyoko Wada. For a chance to learn more about their backgrounds and research interests, stay tuned for the series of postdoc interviews we'll begin publishing [...]

2016-09-30T11:31:52+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Members, Rotman News|

New Portrait of Joseph Rotman to be unveiled at McIntosh Gallery

The McIntosh Gallery at Western University opens a new exhibition this evening titled, Portraits, self and others (it's complicated). A new portrait of Joseph Rotman, whose generous donation led to the creation of the Rotman Institute, will be included in the exhibition. From the McIntosh Gallery description of the exhibition: A highlight of the exhibition [...]

2016-09-22T11:50:03+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Rotman News|

August Member News and Updates

The start of the fall term is upon us, and we are very excited to introduce three new postdoctoral fellows who have joined the institute. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Justin Donhauser, Mackenzie Graham, and Marc Holman. Individual interviews offering further details on their backgrounds and research interests will be published [...]

2016-10-04T14:54:42+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Members, Rotman News|